Date Last Updated: July 15, 2019

Tag: calls

  • Mimicking Bird Songs

    Each bird species has its own unique sound and song, and for centuries human hunters have been devising whistles or perfecting their own whistling techniques to mimic the calls of birds. But ...

  • The Marvelous Mimicry of the Lyrebird

    There are two species of the ground-dwelling Australian Lyrebird: the Superb Lyrebird Menura Novaehollandiaeand the Albert’s Lyrebird Menura Alberti). The Superb Lyrebird is the larger ...

  • Gilbert White – A Highly Esteemed Ornithologist

    Gilbert White is considered by many to be the father of ecology and field ornithology. Although his works were penned in the 1700’s, they remain vital reading for all ecologists. Indeed, ...

  • Loons Haunting Calls

    Visitors to northern-hemisphere lakes often hear loons (known as divers in Europe and Asia). Most of the 5 loon species make haunting, wailing calls that, once heard, are difficult to forget.

  • Identifying Birds By Sound

    Birds are very talented vocalists. They recognize each other over long distances and through thick shrubbery, using their voices. With a little practice, humans can also learn to recognize birds ...